Taxpayer Dollars Pay for Staffers’ Peloton Memberships
The House of Representatives is set to give staffers free Peloton memberships, paid for by taxpayer dollars.
The office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) wrote in a draft email that the “premier employee benefit,” which will also be made available to all Capitol Police, will provide staffers with both Peloton All-Access and a Peloton App membership at no monthly cost.
Starting May 18, approximately 10,000 House staffers and 2,300 Capitol Police officers will receive the free subscriptions.
According to Fox Business, the government contract consists of a $10,000 upfront payment to Peloton, plus an extra $10 per month charge for each employee that utilizes the benefit. For instance, if 12,000 staffers took advantage of the perk, it would cost taxpayers $120,000 a month.
Peloton provided a statement to the outlet, confirming “that the US House of Representatives is extending Peloton Corporate Wellness to all House staff and Capitol Police.”